Denver Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe has been suspended four games.
Wolfe will be allowed to participate in training camp, and his suspension will begin after the Broncos cut their roster to 53 players on Sept. 5.
In a statement released by the NFLPA, Wolfe says his suspension is for a medication he took during the offseason that is on the league's banned substance list. Wolfe said the substance “would not alter [his] on-field performance in any way.”
“Please allow me to offer my most sincere apology to everyone in the Broncos organization, and especially to my teammates and our fans,” Wolfe said in his statement. “I will certainly exercise far greater caution in the future and will seek advice relating to the permissibility of any and all medications.”
Wolfe was a second-round draft pick by the Broncos in 2012. Last season, Wolfe played in all 16 games, recording 35 tackles and one-and-a-half sacks.
The Broncos open the 2015 season on Sept. 13 at home against the Baltimore Ravens.
- Rohan Nadkarni